Alien Ant Farm is an American alternative rock band that formed in the southern California city of Riverside in 1995. Their name comes from an idea original guitarist Terry Corso had about aliens and the earth--"I was daydreaming at my dull desk job with my feet up, and I thought to myself, 'Wouldn't it be cool if the human species were placed on earth and cultivated by alien intelligence?' Maybe the aliens added us to an atmosphere that was suitable for us, and they've been watching us develop and colonize, kind of like what a kid does with an ant farm." The band has sold over 1 million units worldwide, and has 4 studio albums, and 8 music videos. Truant (stylized as truANT) is Alien Ant Farm's second album. It was released on August 8, 2003 by DreamWorks Records. The producers of the album were Stone Temple Pilots' guitarist and bassist Robert DeLeo and Dean DeLeo. The music video for track "These Days" was filmed on a roof top across the street from the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. The surprise video shoot was shot during the 2003 BET Awards while numerous hip hop artists and rappers were arriving on the red carpet before the awards show. The video catches the reaction from many artists, including Nelly, Snoop Dogg, and Lil Kim. The song "These Days" appeared on EA sports video game Madden NFL 2004. Also, the song "S.S. Recognize" was on NHL 2004. The album art is based on the classic Pee-Chee brand school folder, featuring the faces of the band members. Dryden Mitchell - vocals, acoustic guitar, Terry Corso - lead guitar, backing vocals, Mike Cosgrove - drums and Tye Zamora - bass, kalimba, backing vocals, piano.
01 - 1000 Days 02 - Drifting Apart 03 - Quiet 04 - Glow 05 - These Days 06 - Sarah Wynn 07 - Never Meant 08 - Goodbye 09 - Tia Lupé 10 - Rubber Mallet 11 - S.S. Recognize 12 - Hope